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  • Writer's pictureKirk Hartley

ACI’s Asbestos Litigation Seminar – January 26 -27th- Philadelphia – Yours Truly

The new year brings new seminars, and I’m speaking at one of them on one of my favorite topics – asbestos bankruptcy issues. The American Conference Institute’s asbestos seminar is broad ranging, and includes many strong speakers – the agenda and registration are at the web site. As described below, attendees can save 1/3 by signing up by Thursday.

Although ACI is rather weighted towards defense-side speakers, this year’s event includes some plaintiff’s lawyers from active plaintiff’s firms. Plaintiff’s firms drive the litigation, so it’s always useful to hear the thoughts they are willing to share. Set out below are more specifics on the plaintiff’s lawyers in particular and the seminar in general.

11:15 View From the Plaintiffs’ Bar on Litigating Asbestos Claims

Benjamin P. Shein Lead Attorney Shein Law Center, Ltd.

Vincent L. Greene IV Member Motley Rice LLC

Joseph W. Belluck Founding Partner Belluck & Fox, L.L.P.

  1. Pursuing non-traditional defendants

  2. Innovative discovery techniques

  3. How federal and state reforms will impact plaintiff ’s attorneys

  4. Why are certain cases moving to trial? Identifying the factors that determine which case go to verdict

  5. The migration of claims: where they are going and why?

  6. An analysis of notable verdicts

  7. What are the most commonly paid claims?

  8. What is the future of non-malignant claims?

  9. Changing demographics: the increase in very old and very young mesotheliomas

ACI’s 12th Annual Advanced Forum on

Asbestos Claims & Litigation

Thursday, January 26 to Friday, January 27, 2012

The Union League, Philadelphia, PA

ACI’s 12th Annual Asbestos conference is an unparalleled opportunity to get up to speed with the new claimants, targets, jurisdictional hot spots, and science while networking with scores of in-house counsel, claims handlers and administrators, and risk managers

The defense of asbestos claims and litigation continues to evolve as million dollar verdicts are holding steady around the nation. In just the last 6 months alone, million dollar runaway verdicts have shaken the industry: retired plumber wins $41M in California asbestos case, NJ top court shoots down $7M asbestos appeal, $25M suit over reinsurance coverage tied to asbestos litigation….and many more.

This Thursday (January 5) is your last chance to register and save $400 of the full third tier price! Tuition rate increases from $1895 to $2295 starting January 6 – REGISTER TODAY

Attend ACI’s 12th Annual Asbestos Claims and Litigation Conference and, in addition to unparalleled networking opportunities, you will come away with up-to-the-minute insights and expert advice for:

  1. Bankruptcy filings, confirmations & estimations and the Transparency Between Bankruptcy Trusts and Tort Litigation

  2. Asbestos Medicine: The evolution of the medical issues and how the changes affect emerging causation law and Daubert/Frey challenges – "Every Fiber," Low Dose, Encapsulation, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and beyond

  3. The new hot defendants: The latest on liabilities for premises owners and contractors and the growth of bystander and take home exposure claims

  4. The Navy Cases: bolstering your case from discovery through trial

  5. Settlement approaches and strategies on countering value inflation due to decreasing viable defendants

  6. Developing and herding qualified expert witnesses and then maximizing the deposition once you do

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